By Matthew De George
The history books provide good news and bad for Chester.
The last time the Chester capped the District One Tournament with a loss, in 2010, the Clippers fell in their states opener. (It’s worth noting that they lost three straight games, two in consolations, in a 16-11 year.)
The last season in which Chester lost a District One title game, though, ended with the Clippers crowned state champion, including avenging that finals lost to Coatesville in an 18-point romp in the 2000 state semifinals.
That was a long time – and 11 district titles – ago. But even in the moments after their loss to Plymouth Whitemarsh in the District One final last week, coach Larry Yarbray reminded his charges of that lineage.
The journey begins in a meeting with Hempfield, the sixth seed from District 3, Saturday afternoon at 3 at Interboro.